George Lucas Educational Foundation

Media Literacy

Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.

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Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.

Sussing Out the Truth: Student Engagement and Online Fact Finding

Teens already know how to find what they want online. The challenge for teachers is becoming reliable narrators to guide their self-directed learning.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Explore steps and strategies for explicitly teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information.

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How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

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Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups

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Disagree With a Student’s Opinion?

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How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

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Disagree With a Student’s Opinion?

Our job is to teach students the art of argument and to give feedback on how they express themselves—not what they express.

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Love Lessons

Valentine’s Day is a great time to get students thinking critically about a complex human emotion.

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Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

When it seems as though politicians and others can’t agree on basic facts, it’s more important than ever to encourage our students to seek truth.

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Battling Fake News in the Classroom

See how one educator helps students develop media literacy—a critical 21st-century skill.

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016

Need a good laugh? Here are five of the best parody videos we saw this year.

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Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2016

Generate excitement about coding and expose students to computer science by participating in Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week.

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5-Minute Film Festival: We The Voters

Inspire young people to get engaged with the political process through a timely new film series about the U.S. system of democracy, elections, and governance.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialists provide a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.

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Teach With Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Teacher, 1:1 evangelist and Edutopia blogger Monica Burns provides a list of apps to turn your iPhone into the ultimate Swiss Army knife of teaching tools.

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews five movie-making apps for iOS devices and Android tablets, highlighting their no-to-low cost, ease of use, and the wide range of professional-looking products that students can create.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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20 Movies Every Educator Should See

Some wonderful films that give us insights into the profession, the students, and the magic of the learning process.

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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz embeds lessons in information literacy using internet research projects.

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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

Guest blogger Jason Cranford Teague, author, communicator and trusted designer, shares eight slide show tips to power-up your classroom presentations.

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